Helping young scientists and researchers achieve success in their scientific career path

Applications for Cohort#2 have been closed. Looking forward to Cohort#3

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

University of Helsinki

Roselydiah earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Nairobi. Over the years, she has acquired substantial scientific knowledge and skills, both locally in Kenya and internationally. Her research career has spanned multiple disciplines, including plant Biochemistry in Kenya and Parasitology and Virology in Japan. With a wealth of experience in molecular biology, virology, parasitology, and metabolomics. Roselydiah currently serves as a Doctoral Researcher specializing in early-life host-microbe interactions, extracellular vesicles, and Metabolomics at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Helsinki, Finland. Driven by her passion for fetal-microbe interactions, she she wants to understand prenatal host-microbe interactions. Roselydiah is a dedicated and passionate scientist who is highly motivated to empower young scientists, especially in low-income countries, to discover opportunities and realize their dreams. She firmly believes that science holds the key to solving many of our society's challenges and that by empowering young minds, we can collectively work toward a better future.

Meet Cohort#2 Mentors

As we look forward to the launch of Cohort#2 of mentorship, we are delighted to introduce mentors for this next Cohort.

Mentor Profiles

Dr. Nelson Khan

Lecturer and an early career researcher
Department of Biochemistry, University of Nairobi

About me

Nelson obtained his BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. at the University of Nairobi and possesses a wealth of expertise in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. His research has mainly focused on microbial interactions in the biodegradation of environmental pollutants for the development of eco-friendly remediation strategies of conta...

Mr. Victor Omondi

Research Assistant
Virology Unit, Institute Pasteur du cambodge

About me

I am an early career virologist with a strong interest in public health and infectious disease research. Currently, I am working as a research assistant at the Institute Pasteur of Cambodia. I obtained my BSc in biomedical sciences at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, followed by an MSc in Microbiology (Virology) at the Instit...

Dr. Victor Oria

Chief Scientist
Integrated Cancer Research Foundation (ICRF) of Kenya, Nairobi

About me

I am an early career researcher with interests in cancer biology, specifically how tumors re-engineer the vascular system to support progression and metastasis. My research focuses on two broad themes: Angiocrine Signaling and Vascular Mimicry. In addition, I am also interested in clinical oncology, especially investigating the correlation between ...

Ms. Amel Elbasyouni

Doctoral researcher
Pan African University for Basic Sciences, Technology, and Innovation (PAUSTI), Kenya.

About me

Amel Elbasyouni, a passionate and driven scientist, is currently pursuing a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology while serving as a diligent research assistant. After completing an MSc degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Blida 1 in Algeria, she continued her academic pursuit by enrolling in a doctoral program at the Pa...

Dr. Frank Onyambu

Scientist and Lecturer
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Meru University of Science and Technology

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at Meru University of Science and Technology. My academic journey started with BSc Biochemistry from Moi University, Kenya, in 2008, culminating in a PhD in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Oxford, UK, in 2015. During training my research primarily focused o...

Dr. Harrison Ndungu

Global Health Expert
Disease and Diagnostics, Healthcare Strengthening, Market Access

About me

Harrison Ndung’u, Ph.D., is a distinguished global health expert with a multifaceted skill set. With a background in disease and diagnostics, healthcare strengthening, and market access, Harrison brings a wealth of experience to the field. He has over 12 years of experience in non-profit, academic, philanthropic and government organizations. He h...